Eagan cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Cost of living index112102100
Goods & Services index109107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index103108100
Housing index130101100
Transportation index10298100
Utilities index9187100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Eagan, MN is displayed above. In Eagan, MN, the overall cost of living index is 112, which is 10% higher than the Minnesota average and 12% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Eagan, MN, the city's goods and services are 2% higher than the Minnesota average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Eagan is 10% higher than the Minnesota average.
  • The cost of living in Eagan is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Eagan is 30% higher than the national average.
  • Minnesota general sales tax is 35% higher than the national average.
  • Minnesota state income tax is 141% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Eagan, MN as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Eagan, MN homeowners, is $103,075. This would allow for a maximum of $2,405 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $50,835 which would result in a maximum of $1,186 to be spent on rental costs.

Minnesota Sales Tax

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Minnesota Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Eagan, MN, the Minnesota income tax and the Minnesota sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Minnesota maximum surtax is 7.875%, and the Minnesota sales tax is 6.875%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 5.35% to 9.85% in Minnesota.

Goods & Services

ItemEaganNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.74$14.5955.8%
Beauty Salon $33.43$34.683.6%
Toothpaste $3.44$2.4739.1%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $4.16$4.395.3%


ItemEaganNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$4.4816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4631.1%
Milk $2.24$2.365.0%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $10.57$9.2414.4%
Beer $8.66$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemEaganNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.89$99.7817.9%
Doctor $131.17$105.0324.9%
Dentist $86.82$88.702.1%
Ibuprofen $11.79$9.4125.3%
Lipitor $250.88$298.5016.0%


ItemEaganNational avg.Difference
Home Price $245,000.00$175,700.0039.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,173.84$1,081.038.6%
Apartment Rent $998.00$920.008.5%


ItemEaganNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.095.8%
Tire Balancing $55.48$45.2922.5%


ItemEaganNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.73$170.807.1%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Landfall, MN79679-21%
St. Paul Park, MN5,32799-1%
Newport, MN3,4551000%
South St. Paul, MN20,3681011%
North St. Paul, MN11,7751022%
Eagan, MN65,05311212%

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Eagan, MN65,05311212%
Source: The Eagan, MN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.